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Shakir Harmes discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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posted on 21.08.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown, Jacob Norris
POOR QUALITY AUDIO. Shakir Harmes interviewed by Samia Issa.

He discusses the following: World War I and military conscription from age 15; exemption from conscription if a man was married to foreign woman or woman from al-Ta‘amra Bedouin tribe; never heard of any rebellion against the Ottomans other than the Great Arab Revolt of 1916; Ottomans took control over political jobs – there were no jobs for Arabs; people suffered from poverty but social relations were good with Christians and Muslims living together as one; locust plague; worsening of the situation in Palestine.

Original audio: cassette tape.
Transcript: word for word.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 7 of Box 3.

This fileset exists as part of the Ottoman Empire and World War I collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

Samia Issa

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

c.1992-2008

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.5695325,35.2211752

Spatial Relation

Al-Ta'amra

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0009aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0009ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports